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All headlight variants specified for the BMW 5 Series Sedan come as standard with LED technology. Available as an option are Adaptive LED Headlights with variable light distribution including adaptive roundabout lights and BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 metres. The new BMW 5 Series also offers a compelling proposition in terms of connectivity. Extensive BMW ConnectedDrive features are joined by new services which lavish business travellers with extra comfort and save them time. These include the optional Park Assist, which parks the vehicle automatically. The optional Remote Parking system allows the BMW 5 Series Sedan to be manoeuvred into even the tightest parking spaces remotely using the car key. And smartphone integration has been further improved – from Apple CarPlay (which, in a first for a carmaker, has been incorporated fully wirelessly) to inductive phone charging. Although fuel consumption is not near to what the manufacturers claimm it is near, if not the best, in its class. My average consumption on the 3 litre diesel was an average of 7.7 litres per 100kms and that is with fast and aggressive driving. The pearl of the 5 Series is the BMW 520d with fuel consumption of 5.9 litres per 100kms. Being in any of the models is pure pleasure and every expectation is met. I loved the power of the 530d but enjoyed the silence and the agility of the 520d. What also surprised me was that the BMW 530d was cruising at 160kph and the revolutions of the engine registered 2000 revolutions per minute.

The highlights of the BMW 5 Series are:  The new BMW 5 Series model range is the seventh generation of the world’s most successful business sedan.

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 Slight increase in exterior dimensions to 4,935 millimetres in length, 1,868 millimetres in width and 1,466 millimetres in height. Generous feeling of space with greater headand legroom in the rear and more boot space (530 litres).  BMW EfficientLightweight construction concept lowers the vehicle weight by up to 100 kilograms over the outgoing model.  A drag coefficient as low as Cd = 0.22 sets the sedan benchmark.  Driving dynamics unmatched in its class, thanks to features including Integral Active Steering.  All models send their power as standard through an eightspeed Steptronic automatic transmission with optimised internal efficiency and a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data.  Exceptional display/operating concept; latest-generation iDrive system with 10.25-inch touchscreen. Vehicle systems operated using the controller, touchscreen, voice commands or BMW gesture control. Large control tiles display the content of the underlying menus in constantly updated form and can be arranged as the user desires.  Full-colour third-generation BMW Head-Up Display with 70 per cent larger, high-resolution projection surface.  Other new assistance functions like the Crossing traffic warning and Lane Keep Assist with active side collision protection. Networked BMW vehicles flag up approaching dangers.  Display Key enables functions such as remote-controlled parking to facilitate the use of very tight parking spaces.  LED daytime driving lights come as standard. Adaptive LED Headlights with variable light distribution and BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 metres are available as an option.

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